Sidney Sheldon

1917 - 2007

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Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer, director, and producer. Sheldon was prominent in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays, and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), which earned him an Oscar in 1948. He went on to work in television, where his works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70), and Hart to Hart (1979–84). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Sheldon has received more than 1,750,576 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Sidney Sheldon is the 486th most popular writer (down from 464th in 2019), the 495th most popular biography from United States (down from 429th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Writer.

Sidney Sheldon is most famous for his novels, which are usually suspenseful and romantic.

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Among writers, Sidney Sheldon ranks 486 out of 5,794Before him are Enheduanna, Saul Bellow, Samuel Johnson, Laurence Sterne, Athenaeus, and Zecharia Sitchin. After him are Boris Vian, Mary Higgins Clark, Erich Kästner, Jean Paul, Washington Irving, and Saint-John Perse.

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Among people born in 1917, Sidney Sheldon ranks 14Before him are Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, Louis Zamperini, and Frederica of Hanover. After him are I. M. Pei, Kenan Evren, Óscar Romero, Ferdinand Marcos, Anthony Burgess, and Christian de Duve. Among people deceased in 2007, Sidney Sheldon ranks 14Before him are Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kurt Vonnegut, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Marcel Marceau, and Paul Tibbets. After him are Maurice Béjart, Albert Ellis, Deborah Kerr, Ryszard Kapuściński, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and Benazir Bhutto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sidney Sheldon ranks 495 out of 15,968Before him are Steve Wozniak (1950), D. B. Cooper (1931), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), Nat King Cole (1919), and Viggo Mortensen (1958). After him are Harold Lloyd (1893), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Natalie Wood (1938), Demi Moore (1962), and 50 Cent (1975).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sidney Sheldon ranks 54Before him are William S. Burroughs (1914), Louisa May Alcott (1832), T. S. Eliot (1888), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Susan Sontag (1933), and Tennessee Williams (1911). After him are Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Washington Irving (1783), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Frank Herbert (1920), and Ellen G. White (1827).